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Dust in your pc!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Bram Hengeveld, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Bram Hengeveld

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    Just removed 2kg of dust from my pc :) All of a sudden the fans are really silent and the temps are perfect again.

    #freeadvise :)
     
  2. Jim Cole

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    Imagine that :p How long has it been since you last dusted it out?
     
  3. Bram Hengeveld

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    A bit too long I think :)
     
  4. Chris Butcher

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    That must be an exaggeration Bram surely :p
     
  5. Ivo Simons

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    I do it every 2 months. In the summer sometimes every month. :)
     
  6. James Chant

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    2kg? in my laptop I get a small amount, maybe twice as miuch of cat hairs. My game PC is in my shed, and has filters over the fans - so no dust for me!
     
  7. Jim Cole

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    Better open the case to be sure James hehe, dust has a nasty way of invading even the most closely kept PC.
     
  8. Adam Vaughan

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    I haz dust filters on mines.... like a boss :tongue:
     
  9. Adrian Britton

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    Filters are a must for todays pc, my Corsair Obsidian Series 650D has filters and it makes such a difference to performance.

    I also have a Corsair H100 Hydro on my cpu, long gone are the days of cleaning down the heatsink for me.
    I would recommended anyone to buy one of these, it keeps my cpu at 23°C and a max of 30°C.
     
  10. Adam Vaughan

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    One of my next upgrades will be a watercooled CPU kit. What sort of setup you got just a fan attached or a push pull setup?. Also where its strapped on ya case?
     
  11. Adrian Britton

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    the Corsair H100 Hydro Series Extreme Performance CPU Cooler is a contained unit, (It comes with two 120mm fans that I have setup to blow out of the case) it only does the cpu, thats its downfall I guess.
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/cors...e-cpu-cooler-s775-1155-1156-1366-2011-am2-am3

    The Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Black Mid Tower Case I have, has a vent at the top to fit a dual 120mm fans and radiator
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/cors...r-case-with-sata-dock-and-side-window-w-o-psu

    The draw back from the Hydro H100 is that it only does the cpu, I have a ASUS EAH6990 gpu, that I would like to add a full cover water block too, (when the warrenty is over). But I am thinking that I will have to look for an external system as I wont have the room to fit another dual radiator in my case.

    I dont mind at the moment running the gpu card in its stock fan cooler, as the max temp I have seen is around 55°C (but thats with the fan on 100%) ( an that drives the Missus crazy) (I am not bothered as I were headphone, so I cant hear the fans)
    But I have promissed her that when I get a second 6990 I will get a water system for it all.

    So to sum it up mate!!
    I have no idea about a full system, this is the first time I have had a cpu water cooler an I am very pleased with it.
    Even running GTA V or F1 2010 it never goes above 30°C.

    I run Bryce 7, Daz and 3D Max and when I do High renders or put the cpu under heavy load it still runs cool.
     
  12. Adam Vaughan

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    Yeh I have space at the top of my Zalman for radiator and also fans. That will be my next upgrade along with a 560Ti.
     
  13. Adrian Britton

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    560Ti are nice cards, I was going to go for 2 x Asus 1GB GeForce GTX 560 Ti DirectCU II TOP, as they are a good setup in Sli, but then it doesnt leave room for future upgrade as they only go 2 way sli.
    An by the look of things, games and render software are becoming more graphically depandant on the gpu.
    I downloaded and played the Battlefield 3 demo on my setup the other day, an wow! its intense. everything moving, trees swaying, you can shoot most things and destroy them.
    The light glare is lush and colourfull, the smoke trails and explosions are impressive.

    I can hardly wait to see what the final release is going to be like.
     
  14. Rupe Wilson

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    I love the idea of this No more Dusting
     
  15. Adrian Britton

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    Yeah I have seen these before.
    But I have never seen one get tunrned off and then back on, which makes me wonder....
    Are they ment to be left on constantly?
    And...
    I have never seen one been done on a modern pc, always old ones.

    But it is one sure way to avoid any dust init lol
     
  16. Chris Jenkins

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    Any idea how I can clean out the fans on my Dell Inspiron 9200?
     
  17. Adrian Britton

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    I usualy take the fans off and clean easch blade by hand, this may be a long and drawn out boring process but its the only safe way of doing it right.

    I used to just stick the vaccum cleaner hose up against the fan edge and clean it that way, But I found out it could damage the ballance of the fan and also damage the thermal liquid in the fan motor and prevent it from working right.
     
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  19. Maurie King

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    Water cooling or not you have got rocks for a brain if you don't regularly clean out the PC Case, PSU and Motherboard Areas.
     
  20. jtbo

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    Ooofff, good you remembered me, it has been some two years since I did that and during that time I have gained 5 cats, they do dust quite a lot of cat sand to air, shelves are often white in a weeks time, I'm afraid to think what it is inside :eek:

    I have had watercooling, passive watercooling actually years ago, it still needs some fans but amount of airflow is lot less of course so dust is less too. One trick would be to get active charcoal material used in kitchen, now what is the word for thing that is above stove and sucks air and fumes? Direct translation would be stove fan, but it is probably not called that in english, anyway get mat of that active charcoal, it does filter most of the dust, restricts little airflow and best of all it makes computer to 'free' odour remover, so you can fart freely and air will be clean and fresh much quicker ;)
     
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